US: /ˈbɪd/
UK: /bˈɪd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

bid /bid/
  • danh từ
    • sự đặt giá, sự trả giá (trong một cuộc bán đấu giá)
    • sự bỏ thầu
    • (thông tục) sự mời
    • sự xướng bài (bài brit)
    • to make a bid for
      • tìm cách để đạt được, cố gắng để được
  • (bất qui tắc) động từ bad, bade, bid; bidden, bid
    • đặt giá
      • he bids 300d for the bicycle: anh ấy đặt giá cái xe đạp 300 đồng
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) thầu
      • the firm decided to bid on the new bridge: công ty ấy quyết định thầu làm cái cầu mới
    • mời chào
      • a bidden guest: người khách được mời đến
      • to bid someone good-bye (farewell): chào tạm biệt ai
      • to bid welcome: chào mừng
    • công bố
      • to bid the banns: công bố hôn nhân ở nhà thờ
    • xướng bài (bài brit)
    • (văn học), (thơ ca); (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) bảo, ra lệnh, truyền lệnh
      • bid him come in: bảo nó vào
    • to bid against (up, in)
      • trả hơn tiền; tăng giá
    • to bid fair
      • hứa hẹn; có triển vọng
    • our plan bids fair to succeed: kế hoạch của chúng nó có triển vọng thành công

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun-see also BID
+ verb (bidding, bid, bid)
1 to offer to pay a particular price for sth, especially at an AUCTION: [VN] I bid £2 000 for the painting. + [V] We wanted to buy the chairs but another couple were bidding against us.
2 ~ (for sth)
(AmE) ~ (on sth) to offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc.
Synonym: TENDER
[V] A French firm will be bidding for the contract. [also V to inf]
3 [V to inf] (used especially in newspapers) to try to do, get or achieve sth
Synonym: ATTEMPT
The team is bidding to retain its place in the league.
4 (in some card games) to say how many points you expect to win: [VN] She bid four hearts. [also V]
Idioms: what am I bid? used by an AUCTIONEER when he or she is selling sth: What am I bid for this vase?
+ noun
1 ~ (for sth) an offer by a person or a business company to pay a particular amount of money for sth: Granada mounted a hostile takeover bid for Forte. + At the auction (= a public sale where things are sold to the person who offers most), the highest bid for the picture was £200 000. + Any more bids?
2 ~ (for sth)
(AmE also) ~ (on sth) an offer to do work or provide a service for a particular price, in competition with other companies, etc.
Synonym: TENDER
The company submitted a bid for the contract to clean the hospital.
3 ~ (for sth)
~ (to do sth) (used especially in newspapers) an effort to do sth or to obtain sth: a bid for power + a desperate bid to escape from his attackers
4 (in some card games) a statement of the number of points a player thinks he or she will win
or (bidding, bid, bid)
1 ~ (sb) good morning, farewell, etc. (formal) to say 'good morning', etc. to sb: [VN, VNN] I bade farewell to all the friends I had made in Paris. + I bade all my friends farewell.
2 (old use or literary) to tell sb to do sth: [VN inf] He bade me come closer. [also VN to inf, VN]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 offer, make an offer (for), tender, proffer:
We bid $500 for the painting.
2 Archaic or literary ask, pray, press, entreat, beg, request, suggest, invite:
She bade me leave her to mourn alone.
3 Formal command, demand, order, tell, enjoin, dictate:
Please bid him enter. Custom bade him blow his horn.

Collocation dictionary

1 attempt


successful | failed, unsuccessful | desperate | takeover


launch, make, mount
A German firm launched a takeover bid for the company.
| succeed in | fail in
They failed in their bid to buy the holiday company.


succeed | fail


in a/the ~
He attacked his guards in a desperate bid for freedom.
| ~ by
a bid by the president to boost his popularity
| ~ for
This play was her last bid for recognition.


a bid for freedom/power, a bid to escape

2 offer of a sum of money to buy sth


high | low | opening | cash


make, put in, submit
He made a cash bid for the company.
| retract | call for, invite
They have invited bids for the property.
| increase, raise | accept


~ by/from
a £24-million bid by a rival football club
| ~ for
a bid for the chair
| ~ of
a bid of £100

Concise English dictionary

+an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
+an attempt to get something
+a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
+(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
+propose a payment
+invoke upon
+ask for or request earnestly
+make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
+make a serious effort to attain something
+ask someone in a friendly way to do something